LeFlore senior and junior GEAR UP students recently toured Carl Albert State College (CASC) in Poteau, Oklahoma. Hunter Sisemore, Lead Recruiter at CASC, greeted the students. The tour began in Hemphill Hall, where the students visited the offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, and the Learning Resource Center. Students also visited several campus buildings, including the Gedosh Scholar Dorm, Health Science Center, Dr. Joe E. White Library, Ross and Artie Stivers Center, and Costner-Balentine Student Center,
Twenty-seven LeFlore freshman and sophomore Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP students recently participated in Mid-America Science Museum’s outreach workshop. Located in Hot Springs, Ark., Mid-America Science Museum’s mission is to stimulate interest in science, promote public understanding of the sciences, and encourage life-long science education through interactive exhibits and programs. Mid-America Educator Madeline McClain traveled to LeFlore Public School to host a cow eye dissection workshop. McClain discussed how the comprehensive, hands-on-experience of a
LeFlore ninth and 10th grade Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP students recently participated in a virtual tour of TT (Texas Tech University) in Lubbock, Texas. Nejahla Hopkins, a current public relations student, connected with the students via Zoom, a virtual meeting platform, where she took the students on a virtual walking tour of the campus. The tour began at West Hall, home to the Visitors Center, Office of Admissions, and Student Financial Center.
Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP recently purchased a variety of technology items for area GEAR UP schools to assist with the schools’ needs for virtual learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each GEAR UP school indicated its immediate need to help conduct virtual education for students. GEAR UP spent over $194,650 on laptops, headsets and Chromebooks. The technology was distributed to cohort schools based on the requested need. Eastern received a $17 million federal
LeFlore eighth and ninth grade GEAR UP students recently toured CSC (Connors State College) in Warner, Okla. CSC Assistant Director of Recruitment Chandler Young met with the group. Young provided students with a handout, which included information about academic degrees, campus life, tuition cost, financial aid, and more. Young answered questions about degree programs and discussed her own college experience with the students. Young then led students on a campus tour, visiting the educational buildings.
LeFlore seventh and eighth grade GEAR UP students recently visited the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Nature Center located in Fort Smith, Arkansas. The Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center sits on 170 acres of land in Fort Smith that were previously part of Fort Chaffee. Exhibits play a large part in the nature center. In addition to the interactive displays and exhibits, the center houses a classroom for educational programs such as the Hunter’s
LeFlore 7th and 8th grade GEAR UP students recently traveled to Wilburton to tour Eastern Oklahoma State College. Eastern Oklahoma State College is a public community college offering associate degree and certification programs. Students visited the nursing department, radio station, science department, the library, and student center. Recruiter Karen Darby led the tour and spoke to the students about the importance of college and the opportunities that Eastern can give them because it is close